It’s time to say bye to textbooks and hello to fun summer reads. With hot new releases and the continuation of a few bestselling series’, hit your nearest bookstore and shop our top 5 summer stories…
1. ‘Unravel Me’ by Tahereh Mafi, £5.85, Available from Amazon
In this exhilarating sequel to ‘Shatter Me’, Juliette (an ordinary girl with an extraordinary power; everyone she touches dies) has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Join Juliette’s fight against herself and a world that is collapsing – and if you haven’t read ‘Shatter Me’, make sure you pick it up too!
2. ‘The Infernal Devices 3: Clockwork Princess’ by Cassandra Clare, £7.58, Available from Amazon
The trilogy that prequels ‘The Mortal Instruments’ series, ‘The Infernal Diaries’ revolve Tessa Gray, an orphaned teenage girl who is looking for her missing brother and seeking her true identity. This series takes place in Victorian England, ten years after peace treaties between the demon-fighting Shadowhunters and Downworlders (vampires, fairies, werewolves, and warlocks – Twihards, you’ll love it). In this third and final instalment we finally discover which boy Tessa Gray chooses – yup, there’s that underlying Bella and Edward love story. Swoon.
3. ‘The Program’ by Suzanne Young, £11.17, Available from Amazon
Under constant surveillance, Sloane knows that any sign of depression will put her in The Program. Anyone that goes to The Program has their memories erased, because in this world depression is considered a virus and if you are thought to have caught the virus, the handlers come to get you. Prepare to be engrossed in a terrifying universe where true feelings are forbidden and the only way to cope with love is by keeping it buried away.
4. ‘Gameboard of the Gods’ by Richelle Mead, £5.99, Available from Amazon
The new series by the bestselling author of ‘Vampire Academy’ and ‘Bloodlines’ is here. Mead remains consistent with the elements that made her other series a success: romance, action and mythology. In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders that expose them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.
5. ‘The Moon and More’ by Sarah Dessen, £5.99, Available from Amazon
It’s Emaline’s last summer before she goes off to college. Everything is great until her estranged father and half-brother show up, and she breaks up with her long term boyfriend, Luke. Emaline is then faced with a new love and the struggles of living in a small town and family. A perfect coming of age story for anyone looking for a light read under the sun.